Which Animals Lose Their Teeth?

Many of us eagerly anticipated a visit from the Tooth Fairy as kids, enjoying the magic of tooth loss. Getting a second set of teeth in is an important part of our dental development. Our baby teeth create the foundation … Continue reading

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Mouth Discoloration: What Affects Your Tongue, Cheeks, and Gums

Most people want to enjoy not only white teeth but healthy, pink gum tissue, as well. Noticing discoloration in your mouth can be disconcerting. What are you supposed to do when your teeth, tongue, lips, cheeks, or gums take on … Continue reading

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March 6th is Dentists’ Day! Learn About The History of Dentistry

Next Monday is National Dentists’ Day! We may be just a little bit biased, but this is one of our favorite holidays at Dr. Cindy Flanagan’s office. It is a day to honor and celebrate the important work that dentists all … Continue reading

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Why Are My Teeth Moving?

As children, we become accustomed to changes in our teeth. We look forward to visits from the tooth fairy and watch our smiles take their shape (perhaps with the help of braces) as we make our way into our teens. … Continue reading

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Why Your Teeth Won’t Whiten

Most of us would love to enjoy more dazzling smiles. In fact, in a 2012 study conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, “when respondents were asked, ‘What would you most like to improve about your smile?’ The most common response … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Oral Health: Kissing Complications

Next Tuesday is Valentine’s Day, the loveliest day of the year. It’s a wonderful time to remind loved ones how much you care about them and set aside some time for romance with your significant other. Valentine’s Day may be … Continue reading

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Why Are My Teeth Sore?

You might be familiar with a sore back, neck, or even thumb, but have your teeth ever given you the same sensation? An aching in your pearly whites can be unnerving, especially if you can’t figure out what’s causing your … Continue reading

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Veneers or Crowns: Know the Difference

There are so many dental terms that it’s easy to get them confused for each other. In recent years, two somewhat similar treatments have become increasingly popular: porcelain veneers and cosmetic dental crowns. At our Houston dental practice, Dr. Cindy Flanagan offers … Continue reading

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Translucent Teeth: What it Means When Your Enamel Is Transparent

Most of us are used to seeing firm, white teeth, so it can be unsettling if your enamel begins to look thinner and clearer. Why would your teeth become translucent? What can you do about it? Dr. Cindy Flanagan and our Houston … Continue reading

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I Burned My Tongue! Cooling Off Mouth Burns

With chillier weather outdoors, this is a great time of year to enjoy your favorite warm soups and delicious hot drinks. Escaping the cold to sip hot chocolate by the fire is one of the most satisfying parts of winter. … Continue reading

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